ONE DAY ON EARTH creates a picture of humanity by recording a 24-hour period throughout every country in the world. We explore a greater diversity of perspectives than ever seen before on screen. We follow characters and events that evolve throughout the day, interspersed with expansive global montages that explore the progression of life from birth, to death, to birth again. In the end, despite unprecedented challenges and tragedies throughout the world, we are reminded that every day we are alive there is hope and a choice to see a better future together.

Founded in 2008, ONE DAY ON EARTH set out to explore our planet’s identity and challenges in an attempt to answer the question: Who are we?

Please help us tell this story:

Many thanks to the contributors of One Day on Earth, Vimeo, Ning, United Nations, and the 60+ non-profits for making this happen.

Director: Kyle Ruddick
Producer: Brandon Litman
Co-producer: Daniel Lichtblau
Production Supervisor: Gina Nemirofsky
Editors: Michael Martinez & Javier Alvarez
Trailer Editor: Michael Martinez

Joseph Minadeo
and Beirut

Images and Stories in this trailer by:
Abdessamad Idrissi
Ada & Kris Chmielewski
Aditya Kolli
Adonis Pulatus
Alex M
Alexandros Hadjicostas
Ali Azhari
Ben Klein
Black Pencil Project
Brandon Litman
Bronek Kaminski
Bryon Evans
Capi Baigorria
Chi Kong Lui
Chris Todd
Christian Ducken
Clifford W Klima
Daniel Chung
Daniel Lichtblau
David Ahrendts
David Aufdembrinke
Dimitri Ellerington
Dimitris Christopoulos
Enrico Trippa
Even Q
Fendi Shareef
Franz Walter
Gema Interiano
Gregory Hall
Hae Jung Hofman
Husam Al-Sayed
James Travis III
Jay Galvan
John Miller
John Rinker
Jon Carr
Jonathan Sterkenburg
Juan Garcia
Juhani Väihkönen
Karl Hillcoat-Williams
Kieran Ball
Kreshnik Berisha
Kyle Ruddick
Luke Younge
Marcel van der Steen
Mark Eby
Michael Diiorio
Michael Martinez
Miklos Volner
Moaez Saeed
Mohammadreza Shams
Nita Deda
Olakunle Idowu
Ombajo Misava Edward
Paul Johannessen
Peter Beier
Philippe Kiener
Phil Klein
Ramda Yanurzha
Ray Paunovich
Renee van der Sluis
Richard Liston VIII
Rick Rashid
Ryan Green
Siraj Shahjahan
Steve Romano
Suporn Shoosongdej
Tamir Naber
Tato Carrillo
Tej Gyan Foundation
Tim Courson
Todd Brown
Torsten Lohrmann
UNDP Bahrain
UNDP Congo
UNDP Kenya
UNDP Kuwait
UNDP Nepal
United Nations Development Programme
Video Volunteers
Wes Davis
Yll Citaku
Zeenat Munir

Sign up for News!

Sign up for News!

Our newsletter brings you the latest stories from around the world, informative and timely articles, links to useful websites, educational videos, and much more!

Thank you for signing up! Have a nice day! :-)